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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
From the sleepy street just off Plaka's main tourist path, Hotel Dioskouros's art deco railings, doors and ample greenery are welcoming. The one-star hotel/hostel tends to host university-age guests and young families. Beds are rented dormitory-style, but there are several inexpensive two-bed rooms.
Simple and unadorned, Dioskouros's 17 rooms set up shop in a rambling building that feels more like a retrofitted mansion than a hotel. All rooms share bathroom facilities, though they have their own sinks. Décor is not the guiding principle here, though rooms feature all sorts of charming little touches. We loved the blue window frame trim and seemingly random furniture combinations. Room amenities stop at air conditioning, but free Internet access is available, in the form of Wi-Fi as well as three computers in the common area.
Families and larger groups should note that Dioskouros has a large basement suite with both bunkbeds and conventional beds. In the off-season, Dioskouros opens its doors to long-term guests and offers rooms on a very affordable monthly basis.
Breakfast is included.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
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About the Dioskouros Hostel neighborhood
Plaka is the heart of tourist Athens, a dense maze of atmospheric alleys packed with tavernas, tourist traps and gorgeous ancient structures. Those committed to hunting around will find a comfortable few blocks of stylish cafés, specialty shops and government buildings. Plaka is closest to the Syntagma metro station, which is located beneath Syntagma Square.